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Release Date: April 16, 2003

Starring: Roselyn Sanchez, Sofia Vergara, Jaci Velasquez, Eduardo Verastegui, D. L. Hughley, Freddy Rodriguez, and Paul Rodriguez

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Teenagers and adults REVIEWER:
Dr. Tom Snyder CHASING PAPI is
a frothy Latino concoction in
English. Though rated PG, it
has some light sensual
elements and foul language,
plus a feminist point of
view. In the story, handsome
advertising executive Tomas
Fuentes is secretly, and
simultaneously, dating three
beautiful women: a young New
York heiress named Patricia, a
Miami barmaid who wants to be
a dancer named Cici, and a
Chicago lawyer named Lorena.
They all call Tomas their
"Papi Chulo," or "beautiful
man," a Spanish term of
endearment. All three women
decide to travel to Los
Angeles to surprise Papi, who
has been prescribed
tranquilizers so he can handle
his hectic schedule. After
being confronted by all three
at his apartment, Papi passes
out from taking two many
tranquilizers. The car Cici is
driving for a friend then
turns out to be a stolen car
with a bag full of money in
the trunk. While the three
women wait for Papi to wake up
and choose between them, they
discover, to their surprise, a
growing friendship developing
among each other. A couple of
mean but incompetent gangsters
looking for the money in the
car complicates
matters. CHASING PAPI is a
mildly amusing comedy with a
Latin beat. During the course
of the movie, the three women
learn that they don't need a
man to be happy, especially
someone like Papi. In fact, at
the end of the story, they all
stay in contact and talk on
the phone about how happy and
independent they all have
become. Thus, CHASING PAPI
projects a feminist worldview
toward life and human
relationships, though in an
apolitical way. CHASING PAPI
contains some comical
references to a television
astrologer, and 13 mostly
light obscenities and
profanities. The early part of
the movie also makes jokes
that Papi is so handsome he
not only attracts women, but
also homosexual men.
MOVIEGUIDE®, therefore,
advises caution, especially
for parents of the teenagers
who might be attracted to this
movie. Please address your
comments to: Peter Chernin,
Chairman & CEO The Fox
Group Tom Rothman & Jim
Gianopulos, Chairmen Fox
Filmed Entertainment 20th
Century Fox Film Corp. A
division of Fox, Inc. & News
Corp. 10201 West Pico
Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
90035 Phone: (310)
369-1000 Website: www.fox.com

Rating: PG

Runtime: 80 minutes

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(FeFe, H, Pa, O, Ho, LL, V, M) Solid, but mostly apolitical, feminist worldview with humanist and pagan connotations, as well as references to astrology, effeminate beauty pageant manager wears makeup and handsome man gets brief attention from homosexual men; five light obscenities, one strong profanity, and seven light profanities; comic violence includes brief slapping, tripping, accidental hitting, and pointing guns; some passionate kissing and close dancing, and women show up at man's apartment for a sexy rendezvous that gets interrupted; no nudity, but some female cleavage and women in underwear; alcohol use; no smoking; and, lying and gangsters threaten people.

GENRE: Comedy

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Summary:

In CHASING PAPI, a frothy Latino comedy in English, three beautiful women discover they're all dating the same man. CHASING PAPI is a mildly amusing comedy with some light objectionable elements.

Review:

CHASING PAPI is a frothy Latino concoction in English. Though rated PG, it has some light sensual elements and foul language, plus a feminist point of view.

In the story, handsome advertising executive Tomas Fuentes is secretly, and simultaneously, dating three beautiful women: a young New York heiress named Patricia, a Miami barmaid who wants to be a dancer named Cici, and a Chicago lawyer named Lorena. They all call Tomas their "Papi Chulo," or "beautiful man," a Spanish term of endearment. All three women decide to travel to Los Angeles to surprise Papi, who has been prescribed tranquilizers so he can handle his hectic schedule.

After being confronted by all three at his apartment, Papi passes out from taking two many tranquilizers. The car Cici is driving for a friend then turns out to be a stolen car with a bag full of money in the trunk. While the three women wait for Papi to wake up and choose between them, they discover, to their surprise, a growing friendship developing among each other. A couple of mean but incompetent gangsters looking for the money in the car complicates matters.

CHASING PAPI is a mildly amusing comedy with a Latin beat. During the course of the movie, the three women learn that they don't need a man to be happy, especially someone like Papi. In fact, at the end of the story, they all stay in contact and talk on the phone about how happy and independent they all have become. Thus, CHASING PAPI projects a feminist worldview toward life and human relationships, though in an apolitical way.

CHASING PAPI contains some comical references to a television astrologer, and 13 mostly light obscenities and profanities. The early part of the movie also makes jokes that Papi is so handsome he not only attracts women, but also homosexual men. MOVIEGUIDE®, therefore, advises caution, especially for parents of the teenagers who might be attracted to this movie.

Please address your comments to:

Peter Chernin, Chairman & CEO

The Fox Group

Tom Rothman & Jim Gianopulos, Chairmen

Fox Filmed Entertainment

20th Century Fox Film Corp.

A division of Fox, Inc. & News Corp.

10201 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Phone: (310) 369-1000

Website: www.fox.com

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